Going to the movies alone???

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 32
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Sugar bee

llevinso :  But just think – what if there is a movie that you are DYING to see…but everyone is not available/doesn’t want to see it. Don’t punish yourself – go out and see it! I also dare you to have lunch by yourself;) It is freeing to be able to do what you want without having to rely on other people being available, lol.

Post # 34
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Sugar bee

llevinso :  Don’t feel silly, it’s ok! I remember when I went to my first movie by myself and ate my first meal out by myself. Once you do it, it is easy. I will admit, though, it’s easier to do in a large city. There are more of us loners in the big city, haha.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

llevinso :  I love going to the movies by myself. If it’s something I am not into I usually send Darling Husband with his friends (Like Star Wars or World of Warcraft) and if it’s something only I like (Like Madam Bovary etc) I go by myself. It’s SO nice. I don’t have to worry if he’s enjoying it etc. So I like to go to the suites version and get myself a bottle of wine maybe something sweet and enjoy the movie. 

Post # 37
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Newbee

I have done it too, I have no problems doing a bunch of stuff by myself 🙂

Post # 38
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Honey bee

I go alone all the freaking time.  Love it.  I usually get one weekday off so I go in the day when it’s not crowded.  And even if I go when it’s crowded,  all the theaters here have the reclining seats where you pick your seat in advance so there is no wondering where to sit and awkwardness making people give up their extra seat where they put their coat.  But I used to go all the time before they switched to those, too. There’s no bickering over who got to pick last time or having to agree or sharing candy.  It’s fantastic. 

Get over it and go! Why put your life on hold and miss out on fun stuff you want to do waiting for someone else to be interested and coordinate your schedule?  Sure going with friends is fun, too, when you can arrange it, but don’t miss out on things (not just movies)  waiting around for other people.  Life’s too short. 

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I frequently go alone during matinee hours to see movies my husband isn’t interested in but which I want to see. It’s a relaxing bit of me time where I can just disappear into the dark and enjoy being entertained for a couple of hours. No interruptions, no small talk, no BS.

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I go to the movies alone all the time! In fact I’m going to one tonight. I agree with the above that it’s kind of liberating to find you can go out and have fun (movies, meals, etc…) alone.

Post # 41
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Honey bee

nearlyscottish :  liberating really is the word for it.  I used to get really down if I couldn’t find someone interested in the same thing or we just couldn’t coordinate our schedules.  Plus, I have a lot of picky eater friends not interested in trying a lot of the restaurants i want to try.  One day I just decided I was sick of denying myself things waiting for other people so I started buying myself tickets to plays and concerts and movies and hitting up the restaurants that no one else was interested in.  I’ll still ask around to see if anyone wants to join me,  but I no longer let a no answer stop me from doing it.  I feel a lot more happy and free since doing that. 

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I actually prefer to go alone, because then no one is talking to me during the movie, which I HATE.  Think about it – are you looking around at people sitting alone thinking “what a loser!”?  No, you’re not.  Because you don’t care and neither does anyone else.  

The world opens up a lot more when you realize you can do things alone – if I hadn’t decided I could go to bars alone, I would never have met my husband!

Post # 43
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Sugar bee

I think it’s totally normal to go alone! In fact, I think movies are a pretty pointless social activity, and that it makes sense to go alone. 

Post # 44
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

llevinso :  Go!! Enjoy yourself!!

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

I’ve been twice and absolutely loved both times.

The first time I was really nervous and of course, the ticket guy asked if I was “meeting someone in there?” At the time I thought he was judging me, but now I question if he was hitting on me? Anyway, I lied and said yes because I was nervous and awkward, but I ended up loving it. I saw “The Age of Adeline” and I was able to cry my eyes out without any fear my companion would see me. Loved it!

The second time was a couple weeks ago. I was in the city and waiting to meet up with people for dinner. I had a few hours to kill, so I popped in the movie theater without any movie in mind and saw whichever movie was starting next. It ended up being “Passengers” with Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. The movie was great and I was actually one of three people seeing it alone. Once again, loved it! Ate my popcorn without any reaching over and drank my entire cherry soda. Only problem was I wasn’t use to drinking such a large drink by myself so the last half hour was spent in serious agony as I had to pee and I refuse to miss part of a movie.

Trust me though, no one cares, no one judges, and if anything you look badass independent walking into a movie theater by yourself.

Now I just have to work up going to a sit-down restaurant by myself. I’ll get there one day.

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